After yesterday’s hilarious spoof on Walcott retiring from international football we can forget what Theo does or does not do for his country and enjoy what he ca do for Arsenal.
His early season form back on his original right flank role seems to be paying dividends and his has five goals and also two assists to his name already this season. His interplay with Bellerin and the combined pace is terrifying domestic defences and the link up and understanding he is showing with Alexis is his mobile central role encouraging.
In addition and crucially, his work rate and tireless and combative attentions to his defensive duties have been the true revelation. The question is of course can he maintain this new attitude and form? This was one of the subjects for this week’s Betway ‘Blow the Whistle Debate’
The debate focuses on the fact that Alexis in the central role is often dropping deep which is allowing Walcott to run in behind, which has certainly been a feature in Arsenal’s strong displays this campaign. It also applauds his decision, if it was his to revert to the right wing role where he made his name for the Gunners. However the counter argument highlights his poor decision making and conversion rate, along with his appalling record for England. Which Theo Walcott, as we know both are in there, will prevail?
It is the second debate on the show here:
Interestingly Betway have Theo Walcott at 40-1 for the Premier League Golden Boot. I wonder is he stays fit and firing if any Gunners will fancy a punt? Generous odds!